Preparation for Forbidden Forest



Hello everyone. Here is a guide on how to prepare for Forbidden Forest Team Exploration as a new player.

Forbidden Forest is a place filled with dangers, so going there unprepared isn’t very wise. However, there are some things you can do to prepare for exploring the forest.


The first thing you should do as a new player is focus on the story of the game. This will allow you to unlock many important cards and earn a lot of valuable resources.

Once you earn a decent number of cards, you will almost be ready for stepping into the forest. But before that, you should decide what build you want to play.


In general, the best Echoes for Forbidden Forest Team Explorations are Snape and Hermione. It is highly recommended to pick one of these Echoes and build your deck around them.

If you pick Snape, you will need Time Turner, Priori Incantatem, Swelling Solution, and Kevin (as one of your Companion Cards).

If you choose to go with Hermione, you can make many builds work, as long as they include a lot of spells. Some of the best Spells for Team Explorations are Thunderstorm, Confringo, Sectumsempra, Inflatus, Stupefy, Episkey, and Crucio.


The next step of preparation is the team-up. While it is possible to do Team Explorations solo or with NPC companions, it is highly recommended to do so with other players.

Try interacting with other players while playing the game. Make friends and join (or create) a team. This will make it easier for you to find teammates for exploring the forest.

It is also recommended to communicate with your teammates and decide who is going to play what role in the team exploration. This is especially important for Deathly Dell.

Stock up on Potions

Before heading into the forest, you’ll want to have a few Blood-Replenishing Potions on you. These potions can be used during Team Explorations to heal your entire party, which can be immensely helpful.

Bear in mind that you can only use these potions once per exploration, so don’t use them if your entire team is healthy, or if you are soon to encounter a resting spot.

Test the difficulty

Since you have a limited number of reward chances while exploring the forest, it is recommended to test the difficulty of each stage before using up your reward chances. This can easily be done by unchecking the option to use your reward chances for that exploration.

preparation for forbidden forest reward checkbox

By doing this, you won’t get any rewards for completing the exploration. However, you will earn a Thank-You Note and you’ll be able to figure out if you can clear that specific difficulty reliably.

This way, you won’t really waste any of your reward chances once you are comfortable with a specific difficulty level.


The main thing when heading into the forest is to be prepared and to know what you can encounter there. Still, there is some randomness involved when it comes to power-ups, but once you learn the encounters, you should be ready for whatever dangers the forest throws at you.

Hopefully, you found this guide helpful. Thank you for reading and see you soon with more guides for Harry Potter Magic Awakened.